Meanwhile a new poll has indicated almost half the British people now expect the UK to leave the European Union without a withdrawal agreement in place on October 31 - a so-called no deal Brexit. Mr Fysh, MP for Yeovil, tweeted: "Hammond was wrong to drive the May govt & Conservative party onto the rocks, wrong to stand on a manifesto he would not respect, and wrong on the detail during the Referendum as he has been since. "Didn't run for leader to test his support. More contrition would be appropriate."
The new poll, by Survation, suggests a staggering 49 percent of people now expect a no deal Brexit, indicating the growing acknowledgement that a deal with the EU is becoming increasingly unlikely. Brexit-backing journalist Julia Hartley-Brewer pointed out the poll also indicated more people in favour of leaving the EU - 48 percent - than remaining - 43 percent.
Ms Hartley-Brewer tweeted: "Of those expressing a preference (ie. excluding the 9% don’t knows) it’s actually Remain 47%, Leave 53%. Fancy that!"
Survation interviewed 2,040 British voters between August 6 and 11.
Mr Hammond has earlier warned early signs for a no deal Brexit “are not encouraging”and has said abolishing the backstop has become a “wrecking” stance over a deal.
Philip Hammond has been criticised by Marcus Fysh
The Tory backbencher wrote in The Times on Wednesday: “The unelected people who pull the strings of this Government know that this is a demand the EU cannot and will not accede to.
”Most people in this country want to see us leave in a smooth and orderly fashion that will not disrupt lives, cost jobs or diminish living standards, whether they voted Leave or Remain in 2016.
“Parliament faithfully reflects the view of that majority and it will make its voice heard.
“No-deal would be a betrayal of the 2016 referendum result. It must not happen.”
But many people took to Twitter to share their outrage at Mr Hammond’s comments.
One user wrote: “But Hammond is quite happy to let ‘unelected people’ in the EU take away all Britain’s power and sovereignty. Hypocrite.”
Another person said: “The only mandate the government has is to leave the EU.
“I must have missed the box on the ballot paper that said ‘leave the EU with a deal’.”
A third person said: “Not content with frustrating Brexit under May, ex-Chancellor Philip Hammond now flagging his intention to do the same under Boris Johnson, but from the backbench.”
Elsewhere Boris Johnson has claimed it will be the EU's fault if Britain leaves the UK with no deal during a live Q&A session.
Someone else simply said: “Is Philip Hammond becoming Leader of the opposition?”
Meanwhile, Speaker John Bercow warned Mr Johnson he “will fight with every breath in my body” any attempt to suspend Parliament to force through no-deal against MPs’ wishes.
He told an audience at the Edinburgh Fringe festival that he “strongly” believes the House of Commons “must have its way”, in remarks reported by the Herald newspaper.
He said: “And if there is an attempt to circumvent, to bypass or - God forbid - to close down parliament, that is anathema to me.
“I will fight with every breath in my body to stop that happening.”
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Jeremy Corbyn is hatching a plot to seize power from Boris Johnson and delay Brexit, with the Labour leader writing to the Liberal Democrats, the SNP and rebel Tories to ask for their support in the scheme.
Mr Corbyn is planning to delay Brexit still further by securing an extension to the Article 50 process, thus taking the UK past the October 31 deadline by which Mr Johnson has vowed, “do or die”, to take the UK out of the European Union.
The Labour leader’s plans were outlined this evening in a letter to Westminster’s opposition leaders and key Tory rebels, including Dominic Grieve and Sir Oliver Letwin.
Mr Corbyn wrote: “This Government has no mandate for no deal, and the 2016 EU referendum provided no mandate for no deal."
9.19pm update: Forman backs Johnson over "collaborators" comment
Brexit Party MP Lance Forman has told LBC he agrees with Boris Johnson that MPs are "collaborating" with the EU to prevent a no deal Brexit.
Mr Forman told Nick Ferrari he believed Parliamentarians were "in effect they are, sort of collaborating with the EU" and "are weakening our hand in the negotiations."
He also said "nobody really wants no deal" but in order to get one "you have let the other side know that you are prepared to walk away."
Mr Forman also suggested people needed to "calm down" as it is "at the end of the day, just a negotiation."
9.08pm update: Ball frustrated after Boris Johnson verdict
After the verdict, Mr Ball published an angry online response, saying: "Let me remind everyone, this is a case of alleged misconduct in public office against the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom concerning repeated lies about the spending of the public purse.
"It concerns the duties of Members of Parliament and Mayors of London and as such goes to the heart of the United Kingdom’s democratic process and public trust in it.
"The case is a worldwide news story of immense public interest and it has been funded by 15,000 members of the public who have voluntarily paid for it.
"The offence of misconduct in public office has itself never come before the Supreme Court and is in great need of their attention and clarification.
"Yet, according to Lady Justice Rafferty these are not matters of public importance. Nothing to see here."
Campaigner Marcus Ball has lost his legal fight against Boris Johnson over the £350 million EU referendum bus claim which he took to the Supreme Court.
The Prime Minister is accused of falsely claiming being part of the European Union cost the UK £350 million a week.
The claim was even plastered on the side of a bus that went around the country during the referendum and was one of the reasons 52 per cent of the electorate voted in favour of leaving the European bloc. Mr Bell, an anti-Brexit campaigner, crowdfunded more than £350,000 to bring his claim to the courts, Euronews reported.
District judge Margot Coleman issued Mr Johnson with a summons on May 29 to face three allegations of misconduct in public office at Westminster magistrates court.
But this was overturned after a hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice in London in June.
Now Mr Ball has been unsuccessful in his attempt to take the legal fight to the supreme court.
7.49pm update: "It won't happen," insists Bercow
Mr Bercow added: "It simply won't happen. I don't know what part of 'it won't happen' people either don't understand or refuse to believe.
"I am absolutely certain in my own mind that it will not happen."
He reportedly did not respond to questioning on how a suspension could be stopped, but did suggest the possibility of "massive public outcry" and "lengthy legal cases".
The day before, he had told his show that he would fight any attempt with "every breath in my body", according to the Herald newspaper.
Mr Johnson has said his preferred option is to broker a new departure deal with Brussels.
But the EU has repeatedly refused to renegotiate it, including the Irish backstop which the Prime Minister wants scrapped.
7.47pm update: Bercow "certain" Parliament will no be suspended for no-deal Brexit
John Bercow has said he is "absolutely certain" that Parliament will not be suspended in order to force through a no-deal Brexit against the will of MPs.
The Speaker of the House of Commons further risked infuriating Boris Johnson with his comments at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe on Wednesday.
The Prime Minister has refused to take the controversial measure off the table as part of his "do or die" commitment to leaving the EU by the October 31 deadline.
Mr Bercow was asked about attempts to suspend Parliament at his Fringe show by Channel 4 News.
He replied: "The prorogation that has been mooted from time to time - which I know the Prime Minister has indicated is not his intention - won't happen."
7.16pm update: Varadkar panic: Brexit chaos looms for Irish businesses - ‘Extremely worrying’
Leo Varadkar has issued a warning to Irish businesses after it emerged only half of them have actually planned for Brexit.
Figures from the Department of Business show half of small and medium-sized businesses in the Republic are yet to take steps to cushion the effects of a hard Brexit, sparking panic from the Irish Prime Minister.
This could mean Ireland is not as worried as opinionated Mr Varadkar about the effect of a hard Brexit with new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in power.
It could also mean the Republic was dead set on the EU re-opening Theresa May’s contested withdrawal agreement, or that the UK would simply cancel Brexit altogether.
Opposition party Fianna Fáil’s Brexit spokesperson Lisa Chambers told the Irish Independent the situation was “very worrying”.
She also urged small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) to to realise "we are just weeks away from a potentially catastrophic no-deal Brexit".
She added: “Report after report has stressed the impact that a hard or no-deal Brexit will have on Ireland and it is concerning that despite all of the warnings 50 percent of SMEs have not taken steps to prepare.”
6.50pm update: No path to a second referendum, admits McCluskey
Len McLuskey, leader of the Unite union, has warned Labour there is no path to a second Brexit referendum.
Mr McCluskey told the BBC: “It’s not going to happen, of course – there isn’t going to be a second referendum under Boris Johnson’s no-deal approach to life.
“I believe that if we haven’t left by 31 October that we should respect the 2016 referendum, which means leaving Europe but on a deal that the 48 percent would be happy with.
“That is access to a frictionless market and a customs union protecting jobs and investment.
“And the 52 percent would be happy because of the policies that Labour have to invest in their communities and to deal with the abuses of migrant labour coming into our country with labour market regulations.”
6.13pm update: "Brexit will dominate the debate,' says Dugdale
Ms Dugdale explained:"My reason for that is that he either has to do tremendously well in Scotland or he needs to do tremendously well in Labour-Tory marginals in middle England and there's nothing I see from the policy platform at the minute which is designed to capture those particular voters."
She added: "So as much as I would love for that to happen, I want to see a Labour Government, I don't think I can hide that given what I've done in my life, but I think it's very difficult.
"And that's before you factor in what would happen in a General Election dominated by the question of Brexit because, whether we like or not, it will be dominated by that one question and you'll see a consolidation of people around both the Leave and Remain camps and they'll vote for whatever candidate is the strongest Leaver or Remainer in their constituency, wherever that might be in the United Kingdom."
6.11pm update: "A Brexit-dominated election will be a problem for Labour - and party can't win with Corbyn," says Dugdale
Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has said she believe it is unlikely Jeremy Corbyn could win a General Election to become Prime Minister.
Ms Dugdale, who quit the party in July to take up a new role at the John Smith Centre at Glasgow University, said it would be "very difficult" for Labour to make significant gains in Scotland and across marginal seats in England.
Speaking during an Edinburgh Festival Fringe event with comedian Matt Forde on Wednesday, the former Lothian region MSP said an election dominated by Brexit could also prove problematic for the party.
Asked whether she thinks Jeremy Corbyn will become Prime Minister, Ms Dugdale said: "I think that people who are in the business of winning elections think more than normal people do about electoral maths and the actual practicalities of how you win."
6.09pm update: Cabinet Secretary Mark Sedwill ducks general election question
Cabinet Secretary Mark Sedwill has avoided directly answering a question asked by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn over whether Boris Johnson can trigger a no deal Brexit during a general election campaign.
Mr Corbyn had written to Mr Sedwill asking for clarification - but Mr Sedwill's reply, posted by political journalist Tom Barton, says: "The Purdah rules are set out in Chapter 2 of the Cabinet Manual'
"Let me reassure you that I am ready to ensure their full and proper application according to the circumstances at the time."
Mr Sedwill added: "The timing of the UK's withdrawal from the European Union is a matter for the European Council under A50 of the Lisbon Treaty and Parliament under the terms of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018."
Brexit mastermind Dominic Cummings, Boris Johnson’s recently appointed special adviser, is likely to be the Downing Street insider briefing against former Chancellor Philip Hammond today, a source who has met the controversial former Vote Leave chief has said.
Mr Hammond is widely believed to have been referring to Mr Cummings in an article published in The Times on Saturday in which he lamented Mr Johnson’s decision to allow “unelected people” to “pull the strings” in Downing Street.
A tweet by Steve Swinford, The Times’ deputy political editor, cited “a senior No 10 source” as saying: “Hammond actively undermined the Govt’s negotiating position by frustrating and obstructing preparation to leave EU
“Everyone knows the ex-chancellor’s real objective was to cancel the referendum result.”
4.50pm update: Brexit deal will be blocked if Good Friday agreement is jeopardised, warns Pelosi: "No chance"
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said there is "no chance" of a US-UK trade deal passing through Congress if Brexit puts the Good Friday agreement at risk.
The comments come after John Bolton, US national security adviser, said the UK would be "front of the queue" for new trade deals.
Ms Pelosi said: "The Good Friday Agreement serves as the bedrock of peace in Northern Ireland and as a beacon of hope for the entire world. After centuries of conflict and bloodshed, the world has witnessed a miracle of reconciliation and progress made possible because of this transformative accord.
"Whatever form it takes, Brexit cannot be allowed to imperil the Good Friday Agreement, including the seamless border between the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland, especially now, as the first generation born into the hope of Good Friday 21 years ago comes into adulthood. We cannot go back.
"If Brexit undermines the Good Friday accord, there will be no chance of a US-UK trade agreement passing the Congress. The peace of the Good Friday Agreement is treasured by the American people and will be fiercely defended on a bicameral and bipartisan basis in the United States Congress."
5.15pm update: Tories must "get rid" of Remainers such as Hammond, says Farage
Nigel Farage has weighed in on the controversy over ex-Chancellor Philip Hammond's pledge to block a no-deal Brexit.
Brexit Party leader Mr Farage tweeted: "Ex-Chancellor Hammond wants to stop Brexit by any means.
"The Tory party must get rid of these people or not be worth any Brexiteer voting for."
4.45pm update: "UK steel must be able to compete on level playing field"
Mr Turner said UK steel production is "a core foundation industry, crucial to any positive industrial strategy and the health of a host of other UK industries including our automotive, construction, rail and wider manufacturing sectors".
He added: "In this whole process it is essential that the Government plays its part in ensuring that the UK steel industry can compete on a level playing field with its competition, this includes action to reduce high use energy costs, business rates and a disastrous consequences of a no-deal Brexit, which not only impact on exports but would again see cheap steel dumped into the UK market.
"With regards to the potential bid from the Turkish military pension fund.
"While we welcome it as a serious proposition, Unite will be watching this closely and speaking with our Turkish sister unions given Turkey's record of repression alongside reported opposition to independent trade union organisation in its Turkish steel plants."
4.43pm update: British Steel buyer claim "pure speculation", says union
A union has described talk of a confirmed buyer for British Steel as "pure speculation".
The company went into compulsory liquidation in May, putting thousands of jobs at risk, mainly at its site in Scunthorpe.
Owner Greybull Capital had been seeking financial support from the Government, saying it faced a number of Brexit-related issues, but talks failed to reach an agreement.
Unite assistant general secretary Steve Turner said: "Suggestions of a confirmed buyer for British Steel are at this stage pure speculation."
He said Unite will meet with the administrator Ernst & Young on Thursday to raise concerns over "on-going selective leaks and discussing the real issues surrounding potential bidders for the business".
Ireland could postpone general election plans amid fears that Leo Varadkar will need extra time to stabilise the country after a no-deal Brexit.
Mr Varadkar could be handed a grace period by his government partners Fianna Fail, who prop up the Irish prime minister on a confidence and supply basis, in the aftermath of Brexit.
Dublin fears Britain leaving the European Union without an agreement could spark a catastrophic economic downturn across the country.
Instead of calling for an early general election, Fianna Fail’s finance spokesman said the party would instead support Mr Varadkar’s Fine Gael for a fourth budget under their government pact.
4.23pm update: Brussels warns backstop alternative 'doesn't exist yet!'
Britain could be trapped inside the hated Northern Ireland backstop for 15 years while alternative arrangements are developed, a senior EU diplomat has warned.
European Union negotiators have predicted the backstop, an insurance policy to avoid a hard border on Ireland after Brexit, could be in place for over a decade while technological alternatives are developed.
Brexiteers rejected Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement three times in Parliament amid fears that the backstop could leave Britain permanently trapped in a customs union with the EU.
Despite its stunning defeat, Brussels bureaucrats have ignored the looming threat of a no-deal Brexit and refused to renegotiate the backstop.
4.08pm update: No deal would see pound drop to same value as the Euro, says ING
ING, one of Europe's banks, has a no-deal Brexit would send the pound down to parity with the euro and push it down to $1.10 against the US dollar.
ING said in a note to clients: "We think the most likely scenario is one where parliament back a no-confidence motion and force an Article 50 extension at some point in October, setting the scene for a general election in late November or December.
"We'd put a 40 percent probability on a general election taking place, coupled with a further Brexit delay."
By contrast, a revocation of Article 50 would send sterling up to $1.45, ING said.
3.53pm update: Crackdown will force EU citizens to prove right to use NHS after Brexit
A major crackdown on the NHS will be triggered should a no deal Brexit be forced through Parliament - with Europeans who choose to stay in the UK after Halloween required to prove their right to free health care.
NHS bosses have issued preparation to trusts across the UK telling them to charge EU citizens previously entitled to free care on the system “immediately after exit day”, which is October 31.
The instruction has come in a directive to the NHS the Department of Health via Boris Johnson’s Government, The Times reports.
But the rule, likely to affect one million of the three million EU citizens living in the UK, has already been condemned before it has been rolled out.
The move has led to accusations the new Prime Minister and his team are creating a new “hostile environment” for immigrants.
Citizens’ rights groups added the “poorly planned” measure could also burden hospitals with regards to checks needing to be carried out.
3.50pm update: "They're all on holiday," moans Johnson about Britain's MPs
Boris Johnson bemoaned MPs being "all off on holiday" as he held his first "People's PMQs" session from Downing Street.
The Prime Minister used Facebook Live to answer questions from his desk, having previously used the same site to announce details on an immigration policy.
He addressed questions on Brexit before moving on to the union, mental health and knife crime - with many of his answers circling on messages and themes already aired since he arrived in Number 10.
Mr Johnson opened by saying: "Good afternoon, I am speaking to you live from my desk in Downing Street for the first-ever 'People's PMQs'.
"At the moment, I'm afraid MPs are all off on holiday but I can take questions unpasteurised, unmediated, from you via this machine."
3.36pm update: Poll suggests almost half of Britons now expect no deal
A new poll has indicated almost half the British people now expect the UK to leave the European Union without a withdrawal agreement in place on October 31 - a so-called no deal Brexit.
The new poll, by Survation, suggests a staggering 49 percent of people now expect a no deal Brexit, indicating the growing acknowledgement that a deal with the EU is becoming increasingly unlikely.
Brexit-backing journalist Julia Hartley-Brewer pointed out the poll also indicated more people in favour of leaving the EU - 48 percent - than remaining - 43 percent.
Ms Hartley-Brewer tweeted: "Of those expressing a preference (ie. excluding the 9% don’t knows) it’s actually Remain 47%, Leave 53%. Fancy that!"
Survation interviewed 2,040 British voters between August 6 and 11.
2.04pm update: Boris Johnson reveals favourite political hero in live Q&A - it's NOT Winston Churchill
Mr Johnson was asked who is “favourite political hero” is during the Facebook session.
He revealed: “Obviously Winston Churchill is one but I would mention Pericles of Athens, who believed in all sorts of wonderful things.
“He certainly believed in great infrastructure projects, he believed in the importance of the many not the few.
“But above all Pericles will go down as one of the most powerful articulators of the idea of democracy, which is that the people are ultimately in charge of their own destiny.
“It’s because the people took that decision to leave the European Union that we’re going to come out on October 31, whatever happens.”
1.38pm update: What did Boris talk about in Facebook live Q&A?
On how he intends to deliver Brexit on October 31 given the lack of movement from the EU and opposition from MPs, Mr Johnson said: "There's a terrible kind of collaboration, as it were, going on, between people who think they can block Brexit in Parliament and our European friends.
"And our European friends are not moving in their willingness to compromise, they're not compromising at all on the Withdrawal Agreement even though it's been thrown out three times, they're sticking to every letter, every comma of the Withdrawal Agreement - including the backstop - because they still think Brexit can be blocked in Parliament.
"The awful thing is the longer that goes on, the more likely it is of course that we will be forced to leave with a no-deal Brexit.
"That's not what I want, it's not what we're aiming for but we need our European friends to compromise. The more they think there's a chance that Brexit can be blocked in Parliament, the more adamant they are in sticking to their position."
Mr Johnson said he remains "confident we will get there" and leave the EU on October 31, noting: "In the end both our friends in other European capitals, and I think MPs, will see it's vital to get on and to do it."
3.18pm update: Nick Ferrari destroys Scottish barrister on stopping no deal - 'frustrating the decision'
Radio host Nick Ferrari lashed out at barrister Jolyon Maugham, accusing him of “frustrating the decision” made in the 2016 Brexit referendum by attempting to stop a no deal outcome.
Scottish barrister Jolyon Maugham has granted a hearing to a group of about 70 MPs, who are ramping up their efforts to prevent Boris Johnson from proroguing Parliament and pushing through a no deal Brexit.
Radio presenter Nick Ferrari confronted Mr Maugham over the decision, claiming it seems “everything has been done to frustrate” the decision to leave the EU. The LBC host asked: “So what were those people voting for three and a half years ago?”
The Scottish barrister and QC replied: “Well, good question, I don’t know and you don’t know.”
Mr Ferrari hit back: “I think a lot of them think they do. They were told it was a once in a generation opportunity, to define the relationship between the UK and the EU. It was made quite plain by the then Prime Minister David Cameron.
“So they take their decision, albeit I agree with you quite slim margin, and it seems everything’s being done to frustrate the decision. That’s how many of them would react.”
Mr Maugham said: “Well I know, I’m on social media and I have a very good understanding of what people on the Leave side feel. I understand that they feel very, very betrayed by what has happened since the vote in 2016.
12.59pm update: Stubborn Varadkar will not budge on Brexit in Boris meet
Leo Varadkar will refuse to budge on the controversial Northern Ireland backstop when he meets Boris Johnson in the coming weeks, according to his deputy Simon Coveney.
Despite having “a lot to discuss”, Dublin doesn’t believe the meeting will provide any solutions to ensuring Britain leaves the European Union with an agreement.
Mr Coveney, Ireland’s deputy prime minister, said discussions will not “solve everything” as he predicts his boss will continue to reject the prospect of the backstop being removed from the withdrawal agreement.
He said: “I think the Irish position is very clear. I think the British Government understands that.”
Mr Johnson answered questions from the British public on Wednesday afternoon during a “People’s PMQs" and hit out at the "terrible collaboration" between EU and UK MPs to halt Britain's departure from the EU.
“Although it has been thrown out three times they are sticking with every letter…including the backstop, because they still think that Brexit can be blocked in Parliament.”
12.19pm update: Campaigner LOSES legal bid to force PM to court over £350m Brexit bus
Marcus Ball has lost his legal fight against Boris Johnson over the £350 million EU referendum bus claim which he took to the Supreme Court.
The claim was even plastered on the side of a bus that went around the country during the referendum and was one of the reasons 52 per cent of the electorate voted in favour of leaving the European bloc.
Mr Bell, an anti-Brexit campaigner, crowdfunded more than £350,000 to bring his claim to the courts, Euronews reported.
But Lady Justice Rafferty threw out the application today as she said: “This application for leave to appeal to the supreme court is rejected.”
12.01pm update: Hammond accused of 'political crime' for not preparing for no deal
Iain Duncan Smith has accused Philip Hammond of committing a “political crime” by not preparing for a no deal when he was Chancellor.
A Government source also accused Mr Hammond of having done “everything he could to block preparations for leaving and undermined negotiations” when chancellor.
The source said: “We are leaving on October 31 and we will be ready to do so despite the former chancellor’s best efforts to the contrary.”
11.04am update: Can Bercow REALLY stop Boris Johnson from proroguing parliament? Speaker’s power revealed
The main responsibility of the Speaker is to chair debates in the Commons chamber: keeping order and calling on MPs to speak.
The Speaker is the chief officer and highest authority of the House of Commons and must remain politically impartial at all times.
They also represent the Commons to the monarch, the Lords and other authorities and chairs the House of Commons Commission.
Mr Bercow is the deciding factor when it comes to suspending the sitting of the House, meaning he does indeed have the power to block Boris Johnson’s plans.
He was expected to stand down from his position this summer, but later rejected the idea saying: “Not just yet. I have no plans to retire at the moment.”
10.34am update: Liam Fox pinpoints exactly why the Leave vote won in 2016 – ‘Remainers lack courage’
Mr Fox has launched a ferocious attack on Remainers by claiming they are the reason for Brexit is happening because they lack the courage to defend the EU’s true ambitions for a federal Europe.
The Tory MP pointed out that Europhiles trying to defy the will of the people by overthrowing Brexit failed to make the case for staying in the EU during the 2016 referendum debate.
But rather Remainers made the case against Brexit.
His remarks come as desperate Remainers rally round in their bid to bring down a no deal Brexit.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is preparing for a showdown with pro-Remain MPs who are threatening to block his plans to take the UK out of the EU by October 31 with or without a deal.
MPs are reported to be planning to hijack a motion on restoring the Northern Ireland executive, due to take place on September 9, to seize control of the House of Commons agenda, according to the Financial Times.
But Mr Fox said it is “worth reminding ourselves why staying in the EU would be bad for Britain”.
9.54am update: Tom Watson tells Jeremy Corbyn he must work with Lib Dems to stop no-deal Brexit
The Labour deputy leader said leaving the EU without a deal would do "dreadful damage" to the UK during a joint event with Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson.
He said about Boris Johnson: "To stop him, everyone who cares about democracy, our country and our future must work together because there are enough of us – from all parties in Parliament – to stop him.
"First, that means working together to stop no-deal for which there is no majority in either Parliament or the country.
"We can’t allow dirty tricks that would for example see the UK crash out of Europe with no deal during an election campaign.
"Second, it means working together to make sure - whether it’s before an election or afterwards - we solve this Brexit crisis with more democracy, not less democracy, by having a final say referendum so that all the people have their voice heard.
"Whether you’re Liberal Democrats, social democrats or democratic socialists, we are all democrats. And democrats have got to realise in this crisis that we’re stronger together if we work together."
9.15am update: Merkel faces meltdown -cars tariffs & Brexit send economy toward recession
Thought of as a powerhouse in the European economy, Germany has today has recorded shrinking economy as the quarterly gross domestic product figures were published.
Overall, the data showed Germany's GDP has fallen by 0.1 percent in the second quarter of 2019. This follows gains of 0.4 percent in the first quarter, and 0.2 percent in the second across the Eurozone as a whole.
The contraction is being blamed on a combination of upheaval in Germany’s automobile industry, the UK’s indecisive exit from the European Union and the US-China trade war.
Melanie Vogelbach at the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce told The Telegraph: “The challenges for the German economy are mainly based on international factors: trade conflicts, sanctions and the scenario of a no-deal Brexit.
“Trade wars are never good and for an economy that relies as much on exports as German industry, that is a very important factor.”
8.53am update: Trump plans to meet Boris Johnson first at G7
The US President is reportedly planning to meet the Prime Minister first at the G7 summit in order to “send a signal” to other European leaders about Brexit.
The pair have already had five or six phone calls, according to Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton.
Mr Bolton said they are "on course for an unprecedented partnership".
Mr Trump is said to be planning to hold a bilateral meeting with Mr Johnson before French President Emmanuel Macron.
This is to show his “signal of intent” about the importance of a post-Brexit trade deal between the two countries.
8am update: Corbyn warned he must back cancelling Brexit to stop no deal
At least 30 local Labour parties are pressuring their leader to “support revoking Article 50 if necessary to prevent no deal”.
They are planning to put forward a motion at the Labour conference in September.
The motion added the party needs “a clear Brexit policy”.
It states: “Labour will campaign energetically for a public vote and to Remain. We support revoking Article 50 if necessary to prevent no deal.”